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History Of Boko Haram In Nigeria – Sponsors & Leaders of The Jama’atul Ahlus Sunna Lid Da’awatis Jihad

Boko Haram Militants

How Boko Haram Started – Their Sponsors & Leaders of The Jama’atul Ahlus Sunna Lid Da’awatis Jihad

Boko Haram is an Islamic Religious sect that’s been in existence way before the beginning of their brutal politically-motivated attacks in Nigeria.

The History of Boko Haram In Nigeria

The Islamic fundamentalist group, Boko Haram, has admitted of being responsible for the rise of Boko Haram, saying it started as a cell of the sect, officially called Jama’atul Ahlus Sunna Lid Da’awatis Jihad but named Boko Haram … of the northern elite who, under the pretext of sponsoring youngsters to study in the Middle East, sent them to terrorist training camps.

They thought they could manipulate Yusuf but he refused to tow the line, and in the end he was executed by the police, he explained. ‘Ifhe were alive, he would have spilled the beans on them. Nonetheless, we will reveal their identities at our convenience,’ said Teshako, who is also known as Yusufiyya after the slain leader.

According to him, the clashes between Boko Haram and security forces two years ago were the result of police provocation. The police had shot dead two of its members and wounded 20 more after they followed mourners to the burial ceremony.

The armed uprising that followed affected four northern states and claimed the lives of at least 300 people. ‘We are attacking police because they killed our brothers,’ Ibrahim Khalil Zarkawi, a Boko Haram leader told Bashir Ibrahim Idris of RFI’s Hausa service at the time. (

‘There isn ‘t good leadership in Nigeria. Muslims are being killed daily and the authorities are doing nothing about it. These are the reasons why we are retaliating against the police, because they are the ones who killed our brothers.’

Troops stormed Boko Haram’s stronghold in Maiduguri and Yusuf was arrested the following day after reportedly being found hiding in his parents-in-Iaw’s house. Later, journalists were shown two films – one Jonathan during his inauguration in May, which was marred by a series of deadly bomb blasts apparently showing Yusuf making a confession, the other showing what appeared to be his body, riddled with bullets.

Boko Haram Leader Mohammed Yusuf Interrogation before his execution


Boko Haram History in Nigeria

Boko Haram is a controversial Nigerian militant Islamist group that seeks the imposition of Sharia law in the northern states of Nigeria.

Meaning of Boko Haram

The term “Boko Haram” comes from the Hausa word boko meaning “Animist, western or otherwise non-Islamic education” and the Arabic word haram figuratively meaning “sin” (literally, “forbidden“).

Boko Haram Mission & Agenda

Boko Haram opposes not only Western education, but Western culture and modern science as well.

The group was founded in 2002 in Maiduguri by Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf. In 2004 it moved to Kanamma, Yobe State, where it set up a base called “Afghanistan”, used to attack nearby police outposts, killing police officers. Yusuf is hostile to democracy and the secular education system, vowing that “this war that is yet to start would continue for long” if the political and educational system was not changed. (

Prior to the clashes, many Muslim leaders and at least one military official had warned the authorities about Boko Haram. Those warnings were reportedly ignored.

Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria

In the state of Yobe, fighters reportedly “used fuel-laden motorcycles” and “bows with poison arrows” to attack a police station. On 30 July, allegations were made that Yusuf himself was killed by Nigerian security forces after being taken into custody.(

November 4, 2011 – Major Boko Haram bomb blast killed Over 60 people in Damaturu, Yobe state Nigeria

January 2010, the group struck again in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing four people in Dala Alemderi ward in Maiduguri metropolis.

September 7, 2010, Boko Haram freed over 700 inmates from a prison in Bauchi State.
December 2010, Boko Haram was blamed for a market bombing, following which 92 of its members were arrested by police.

Friday January 28, 2011, a gubernatorial candidate was assassinated, along with his brother and four police officers.

March 29, 2011, police “thwarted a plot to bomb an (ANPP) election rally” in Maiduguri, Borno State. The threat was blamed on Boko Haram. On April 1 (the day before the original date of Nigeria’s legislative elections), suspected Boko Haram members attacked a police station in Bauchi . On April 9, a polling center in Maiduguri was bombed. On April 15, the Maiduguri office of the Independent National Electoral Commission was bombed, and several people were shot in a separate incident on the same day. Authorities suspected Boko Haram. On April 20, Boko Haram killed a Muslim cleric and ambushed several police officers in Maiduguri. On April 22, Boko Haram freed 14 prisoners during a jailbreak in Yola, Adamawa State (

Tuesday February 8, 2011, Boko Haram gave conditions for peace. The radicals demanded that the Borno State Governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, should step down from office with immediate effect and also allow members to reclaim their mosque in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. On 9th May 2011 Boko Haram rejected an offer for amnesty made by the governor-elect of Borno state, Kashim Shettima

Boko Haram was blamed for a series of bombings in northern Nigeria on May 29, 2011 that left 15 dead.
June 17, 2011, the group claimed responsibility for a bombing attack on the police force headquarters in Abuja that occurred the previous day. Officials believed that the attack was the first suicide bombing in Nigeria’s history and that it specifically targeted Police Inspector-General Hafiz Ringim. (

Videos of Major Boko Haram Bombings in Nigeria






Boko Haram Sponsors

Top government officials are the sponsor of Boko Haram group in Nigeria. Few officials have been suspected but their names have not been released yet. – Read updated History of Boko Haram & Attacks Timeline In Nigeria



  1. Aroma

    May 12, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    My sympathy ar 4 dos christian livin in north. If nt i wound av suport d statement made by innocent.. Dis usles northerners ar so many. Maybe killin wil reduce dia numba.. So wen d war commence we can be able to defeat dem. Usles religion so call muslims. Dey ar so voilence

  2. fatima H

    June 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Well well…pple hv expressed themselves insulting islam…Islam is a peaceful religion n a total way of life…am glad to b a muslim n I wud neva rgrt dat,jesus christ u worship is also a prophet mentioned in d holy Qur’an…we don’t worship muhammad(pbuh)he is a prophet sent to us by God…well as for boko haram Allah knws best,if dey go free on earth dey wunt go free after d horn is blown…

  3. Esther

    June 21, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    Fear! Everywhere……….BOKO HARAM now in the South East………Only God Will Save His People!

  4. David

    July 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    We are in last days christiance should come together in unity and pray for God’s intervension u wil see how boko haram wil be delleted in this country.

  5. Castroo

    September 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Boko haram is form by the christain assucciation of nigeria c a n

  6. emperORDEEKING

    September 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    mr volvo or what ever u cald ur mizirable self.u are very stupid how can u sai a thing like that your family all

  7. sharon

    November 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    it touching seriouslly.but be it christain or muslem or politics or our headers am nt here to critisize any one,but always no dat we will all die one day nd two home is awaiting either u go to hell or heaven d choice is urs by ur character,attitude,ways of leaving nd ur reaction to God nd ur fellow human being,but i will advice us to choose rightly. a hymn says;
    1: when jesus comes to reward his servant,whether it be noon or night,faithful to him,will he find us watching,with our lamps all trimmed nd bright?
    chrou: o can we say we re ready brother,ready for d souls bright home?say will he find you nd me still watching,watching,watching wen d Lord say come.
    2: have we been true to the trust he left ud?do we seek to do our best?if in our heart there is naught condemns us,we shall hv a glorious rest.
    pls d two religions should nt stop praying for d peace of d nation,d destiny of dis country lies in d have of me nd u,let do it to d last of our strenght dnt stop is well

  8. O.K Olaniran

    November 13, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    I see ignorance in d contributions of many here. If u r a true christian or Muslim u will support d activities of book harsh. We hav christians who r indigens of d north & we have Muslims who indigenes of d south. Should we continue to kill ourselves? Even animals don’t kill themselves d way we r doing let’s embrace peace. I beg u.


    November 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    John 16:1-5 have dis 2 say about them…
    A time will come when if som1 kills he will think he is offering a service 2 God, and they will do dis because they have not known neither the father nor me
    … so brethren we should be not troubled for Christ have said that when dis happens u will remember dat I have told u….. dis is d fulfilment of d scripture…

  10. Alba

    December 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Pls stop making lots of noise, blame the sponsorer whom u know, than making a lot of noise. The sponsorer will surely die b4 december 2014. If i be a Man of God, What I say should not return void. All of them will join their ancestor by the grace of God.

  11. KENYAN

    December 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Whatever is happening in Northern Nigeria is the worst ever in Africa and I believe in the world as whole to the satisfaction of the attackers and their sponsers. Shame on them!!! Even wild animals behave better than these criminals. One day they will be

    • pitches

      January 11, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      Pls let’s stop dis. Insurgency pls joor beko ankali. Oohh

  12. Ahmad shuaib

    January 21, 2015 at 6:14 AM


  13. DANBABA A..A

    March 20, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Well Isa, Innocent, all of U guys dat responded, i wish we meet face 2 Face so dat we talk and reason 2geda, i am not sure if any of really undastands wat exactly we are talking about. Boko Haram is A SERIOUS BEAST AND MONSTER, IF we must CONQEUR IT den it is d efots of ALL OF US. I mean WE NIGERIANS, den shall God Really Help U. Can we pls Stop Bleming Mr. President, or any body. I am from d Middle Belt there are Many tings we have kept quite, 4 2 Long, we Laments Day and Nigth, U C som times we Lack wods 2 Say. But pls it pains me wen we Blem d President. Can we come 2geda 2 Find Solutions 4 Our PROBLEMS. Lord Help U We Pray dee………….Islamic Stets will Neva Be Posible In Nigeria, we will Continue 2 Stand and Emphasise Freedom Of Religions and ability 2 Serve Ur God any were any time. REVOLUTION, REVIVAL, REJUVINATION, AND RESURGIENCE is Coming soon and Fast.


    June 8, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    I think boko haram are tryin to dominate nigeria by forci them into becomi muslims, but i strongly believe in my heart that God will rescure us frm there hands (amen).

  15. Oghenevegba

    June 17, 2015 at 12:27 AM

    The bible says God is the author and finisher of our faith so why dnt we as brodas nd sister sitdown and resin together and bring out some posible ways of doing away with dis boko haram of a tyn being it they are muslim or christians or assassin group or eliminating group givng d idiot devil blood dat should not be our problem for now becus the bible says with strenght shall no man prevail so what am trying to pass accross here is dat we cum and join our hands togerther living religion aside but as citizen of nigeria to ensure dat dis poeple are taken out of dis nation pls nd i knw dat if dis preventive measures are putten into action we ll arive at our goal whch is restoring peace and saving the lives of the people

  16. Prince c

    July 6, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    I’m a musician,i’ve dreams of becomin a supastar,many people hav dreams like that of mine,but they are dead today due to bokoharam,if they bomb me today my lineage is over,if this war that is around the corner b/w Biafra,Nigeria,and Bokoharam,starts today wat future do i have again,i might loss my dad,everything i have,no wife,no children,no supastar,no education,no love,becos i might even lose my life,pls Bokoharam if u are hearing me pls stop this massacre,let us die when we ar due to die,when it is God’stime for us to die,cos if i lose anything cos of bokoharam,i will give up my life and die miserably,thereby taking guilty nd innocent lives,to pay back,which is against my believe,i’m pathetic,and panicing now,due to i never experience the havoc,but if dat happens,i will metamorphosize from,panic>grief>anger>sense of war# ,now bokoharam has finaly enter my state “light of the nation”with the help of the president command, i can nolonger focus on my studies as a student,rather everyday,and nigth i’m thinking about war in nigeria: will i survive or not,gay marriage is also coming on the way to nigeria,and i cannot put up to any of these abnormality like a rain up in the sky hazing to fall on nigeria,all i know on the D_day of this rain,i will give the world what it ask of me,all i can say is bokoharam,Nigeria,Biafra,if we are to seperate,pls lets seperate,and live the life that suit us individually,but if we are to live together,lets live in peace,than to die and kill ourselves in silent,now i cn’t trust any body,even my friends,i’m now avoiding them all,life is preciouse to me,and my family,pls household enemies, life has no duplicate for my side,what a WAR

  17. funmi

    August 27, 2015 at 5:55 AM

    i tink we guy dnt hav 2 quarel abt issues on we hav 2 do is coperate wit mr president,nd i know by god grace we wnt hear abt boko haram in our land

  18. TJ

    September 11, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Religion and the diverse concept of the Identity and Characteristics of God is whats’ causing this war of words … I’tot this platform should be of intellectually inclined ones … We met religion, we studied written literature (Bible or Quran) about God, we believe according to the information accrue to us.
    Who gave birth to us and their religion was not our choice and that is the strongest influential factor to our belief. Where we come from we do not have the picture, we are made to believe by religion and the holy books of where we go after death. Those are the past and future by religion… but we have the present in our hands that is YOU and I our relationship, our world that is the only thing our hands can create … Please let’s work it out together… Muslims, Christians, Northerners, Easterners, Westerners, Southerners …. Let’s ‘consciously’ decide to accept each other as life will not be complete without one of us … LOVE YOU..

  19. Babagana A.kaka

    September 18, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    avery body make good nigeria

  20. mercy

    September 23, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    all we need is God in this country, Isiah 40v8 says the grass witherth the flower fadeth:but the word of our God shall stand forever. so let them do all they can because very soon sooner then ever they will fade away and the word of God shall said forever

  21. mercy

    September 23, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    and to what innocent said i think he spoke out of pain so please lets take it easy with him and you innocent don’t always speak out of pain because the word you speak out of pain will add more pain to your pain so be careful

  22. poor boy

    October 22, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    All with due respect,how can nigeria be a better tomorrow while we ar arguing in a such way? Please let stop to reason before saying that is if really we are to say about our country,all these insult and religious hatreds is also a sinful to us nd our country,so let be honest to our selves,nd islam isn’t a terrorist,but few unbelievers came in to turn things into mess,it’s better we learn to love our selves with one heart pure mind,Thanks to yu all.

  23. usman

    December 15, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Hmmm think not that what is happening now in northern nigeria will not happen in southern or eastern nigeria, well we are not praying for that. Before I was watching this bomb event in american movies then gradually am watching a news of bombin in iraq and other islamic countries now they are in nigeria maiduguri, yobe, gombe and to the extend that bomb blast in bauchi central market this is an Aya ( Sing ) to the people that have sense. The people that are saying let the bombing continue, remember when there is no body to kill it will be your turn so please let us mind how to use our tongue. Wassalam

  24. Adeniyi Sunday

    December 16, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Nah God we should join hands together to call. God can not created d one he can’t arrest, Let remember pharaoh a king after Israelites

  25. Abdulazeez

    January 24, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    all dis assasins ar nt belongs 2 islam at all

  26. Crusading Viking

    February 1, 2016 at 5:14 AM

    I thought prophet Muhammad said that if you meet the infidel in the battlefield you should cut of his head and hand he also said that any one that rejects Islam should be killed in fact boko haram follows the teachings of the Koran….. therefore you Muslims are terrorists

    • Bashir

      June 21, 2017 at 8:02 AM

      Crusading Viking,
      Man is an enemy of what he does not know. Because of the character of people like you, I am beginning to reason with the White men of looking down on the black race. You are slave to media and have no thought of your own. You as well, truly ignorant of even your own religion let alone Islam. Do you know that since after the conspired attack of 9/11 on WTC, Americans within and beyond US have been embracing Islam en mass? Why? Because the lies were so clear and people were made to investigate and know more about the religion which at the end widen the horizon of understanding the truth.

      Do you know that if Christianity means following the teachings of Jesus(Peace Be Upon Him) then, the Muslims are more Christians than the Christians them selves?

      Do you know that *****(P. B. U. H) was not Christian but a Muslim?

      Do you know that Abraham, Moses, Noah an all other messengers of Allah were Muslims…….You have the character of most Africans, you don’t make research

      Do you really read your Bible? Where had Jesus (P. B. U. H.) said categorically “I am God” or where He said “Worship Me”.

      Have you noticed all the errors highlighted by the Christians of the highest caliber in the Bible?…. so many questions.

      You should be mindful of Whom you worship during your life time, as that would a lasting implication in your next life. Do not stick by what you grown up doing, as, most people find it difficult to accept changes in life, don’t unnecessarily rigid as such.

  27. adedayour

    April 3, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    boko is a islamic terorist dey r al muzlim

  28. sunday

    April 17, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Book Haram are not Muslim and they are not Christian, they are worshiping idol, Nigerian Army can finish this fight but there is a betrayal somewhere.

  29. dapo soji

    June 16, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    i huge every one not to take the present situation embibe as pot of wine.peple behind the act will still fade away and whither, they throw stone into market place not knowing is bouncing on there love one,they are forgotten the last day,wat so ever u sow u shall reap..

  30. fifelomo

    June 16, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    May God wipe boko haram off.

  31. Fmjumo

    August 10, 2016 at 5:47 AM


  32. Aladegoke dele

    August 30, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    I must be frank with you, Nigeria Leaders called Government are the Major problem in these Boko Haram {terrorist} of a thing. If you look at the beginning of this Articles you see that they said their Sponsors are not yet to be revealed, Nigerians, Let us be sincere to ourselves, if were to be ordinary man or comer Man that are behind all this evil in this country since 2011 would the government of this country not have been arrested him and paraded him on Internet since?, a comer criminal is being arrested in Nigeria every day, But the Sponsors of this greatest Evil in the country can not be arrested by our security agents, because they are prominent people and government officials in our Society, that is why they are protecting their selves, come to think of it, how many senators and their family, I mean their wife and their Children, or how any Governors and their family Members had been affected since the beginning of this evil insurgency, even there in the Northern States?. It doesn’t affect them, that is why they don’t care, The Leaders are to be hold responsible for the evil activities going on in the Land. They are the cause, they know themselves. to buttress my points, do you remember when Obasajo said they should give me go a head that he would meet with the leaders of Boko Haram and negotiates with them during Jonathan administration, Question?, What meaning do Nigerians read to that statement? or if such Statement had been made by comer person would government not have carried him and ask him to lead them to where they are?. Let us not deceive ourselves, Nigeria Leaders are bigger than the Law, that is major Big problems we are facing in Nigeria. May God help us and deliver Nigeria from the Hands of Evil Leaders. Until God brings Somebody to lead this Country who will not gives any respect to any Criminals in the name of prominent, politicians or party Members, that is when we would see solutions to all this Evils, Criminality, Terrorists, and Corruptions that is looming in our Land Nigeria, My God help us.


    October 24, 2016 at 11:43 AM


  34. Mas'ud

    June 5, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    This groups are not the problem, they can only be classified as human Pests, scientifically their days are numbered on earth but expect the worse (Masiu Dajal). Its written in the Holy book of Muslims. Our tongue is the sweetest part in our body at the same time the bitterest in our body! May God forgive us all and make us conquer

  35. Bashir

    June 21, 2017 at 7:25 AM

    Asfar as I m concerned, it is evident that the original Boko Haram of Muhammed Yusuf in no longer in existance. Now we come to know that Boko Haram is no longer what we were made to understand before as being made up of face less Muslims, Islamic fundamentalist sect/ radicals, but rather, a formation made up of people drawn from different ethno-religious backgrounds aimed at enjoying the finance involved and knowingly or unknowingly defaming Islam which is seen as a threat to world mafias.

    The evidence of finding among the Boko Haram members, Christians from Nigeria and other African and non African countries attests to that. The success recorded during Buhari’s admin is another indication that the Jonathan’s administration has deliberately refused to take proper action in dealing with the situation.

    My advice to all non Muslims is that they should keep their hands away from their attempts to defame Islam, because weather they like it or not, Islam must prosper.

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